Rated 3 out of 5áby earlymusician not for busty women
I adored this dress when I saw it online, ordered it, immediately tried it on when it came, and at first I thought it was perfect. I am mostly a 4, but slightly larger in the chest (not by much though). There was not enough fabric across the front for it to be comfortable, but then it was too broad in the back so it puckered out at my neck. If I walked around hunched over, it fit, which is a shame. love the fabric, love how it fits around my waist, love the long skirt. Have to return it though... a 6 would be way too big everywhere else.
April 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby LLBeandiscerningshopper short-waisted
I first ordered this in a petite, because I'm 5'3" and short-waisted.The waistband hit me about 2" above the navel, so I ordered a regular, and it fit fine. The length is good for my age. The dress is tailored and will be perfect for a summer wedding.
April 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby LLinBoston Please make tall sizes!
Very flattering and comfortable dress. I am 5' 9" 150 pounds and purchased a size 10. Dress fits okay, but it would be perfect if the torso was cut a little longer to fit my taller frame. If you offered this dress in tall sizes, I'd buy one in every color.
January 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby natalia123 Versatile dress
I love this dress. I had to have it and when it went on sale I bought it and even though I didn't wear it right away, when I did, it was wonderful. I wore this dress for the first time to a wedding. It can be dressed up with shoes, etc. I also then wear it more casually. The material is light enough yet not too summery that it can be worn anytime. I am 5 foot 2.5 inch tall and my weight fluctuates 125-130. I ordered a size 4 in the regular. I sometimes take a size petite but in this dress I wanted the length to be a normal length or slightly longer. Its very pretty in the longer length. I would order the same size again and have in all other dresses of this style. I highly recommend this dress. I purchased the navy and it is very sharp and washes very well. Love LL Bean and LL Bean Signature and have never been disappointed with dresses that I have ordered.
December 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby pickyshoeperson Black cherry fabric lint magnet
I love, love the style and fabric of this dress. I bought a stripe fabric version and snapped up the black cherry when it came out. However, this particular fabric attracts lint like crazy. Even with antistatic treatments and a lint roller, the lint and pet hair return quickly. The styling is very flattering and also works well as a skirt look with a sweater as a top. Moves easily from one season to the next. Great dress, just don't pet the cat while wearing!
November 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby RobsP Love, love, love!
This dress is one of a kind! The fabric is top quality as well as the design and make of the dress. I purchased the bright orange and it is radiant! I get a lot of compliments! Such a classy dress that will be in style for decades to come. Thanks LL. Bean!
October 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby LittleRhodyinMD Black Cherry?
Beautiful cut, size 4 fits very nicely (for reference I'm 5'3",122#). The color is lighter than I expected. Seems more of a plain maroon than a black cherry.
September 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby RobsP Poplin dress love
I love this dress!! The fit is perfect, and the material and quality of the dress can't be beat. I love the full skirt and it has pockets!! I would think this dress would flatter all shapes and sizes. Thanks LLBean for your attention to detail.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby pcsqueen Fabulous!
I was fortunate to be able to order the bright navy version of dress on sale, but, having tried it, would now consider paying full price for another version of it.
My bust/waist/hip measurements are evenly proportioned, but I have broad shoulders and am short waisted. For me, 50's style, "Lucy Ricardo" dresses are my best bet - and this one fits the bill perfectly.
It's really a gorgeous dress, one that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. It can be worn with pearls and pumps, then sandals and a sweater; goes from work to evening perfectly. And, best of all, it's washable - but take care to treat it gently.
Bean, it would be great if you not only kept this dress, but added one with sleeves. Adapting it into a shirtwaist with a stand-up collar and a longer skirt would be excellent, too.
August 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby TrippleLB Tight bust, loose arm holes
I had been drooling over this dress for a year. I was very happy to see it at the Freeport location. I am 5'8'', 160lbs, C cup. It was very tight (tried size 12!) at the bust and I could see my bra on the sides because the arm holes were too large.
However, poplin is a perfect textile choice for this pattern. I liked that it was lined. I may have to find the pattern online!
July 27, 2013